Design: A Damp-Proofed Home in Venice Combats Rising Tides

June 18, 2015

Preventing a home from floodwaters doesn’t mean homeowners need to commission a utilitarian-looking addition or tweak.

Italian architecture practice Act_Romegialli was asked to restore the ground floor of a private residence in Venice’s Fondamenta di San Giobbe, a canal side street where homes are constantly fighting the rising tides of the Adriatic Sea.

Design web magazine Dezeen showcases what they designed: a concrete basin that fends off flooding from the city’s waterways. A modern and subtle solution that respects the antique exterior of the townhome while adding surprise to the interiors, all while making sure water doesn’t enter the residence.

Read more at Dezeen

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